New Photography Exhibition Showcases the Stunning Beauty
of the Alaskan Arctic
"Arctic Sanctuary" opens March 2 and is included in
general admission at the Denver Museum of Nature &
DENVER-February 27, 2012-A new photography exhibition, "Arctic
Sanctuary," featuring the photography of Jeff Jones, reveals the
natural landscape, significance, and stunning beauty of the Arctic
National Wildlife Refuge. The exhibition opens Friday, March 2, on
all three floors of the Leprino Family Atrium at the Denver Museum
of Nature & Science and is included with general admission.
The exhibition's 50 images take visitors to one of the most wild
and remote places on Earth. Showcasing images from large-scale
panoramas to intimate and abstract studies of nature's elemental
forms, "Arctic Sanctuary" is an exploration of wilderness and its
meaning in the modern world.
"I believe one of the great values of the refuge is that it
requires you to increase your self-reliance," said Jones. "You have
to figure things out for yourself. You and this land. Right here,
all around you. What's essential; what's not? Such first-hand
experience is vital to the human spirit."
"Arctic Sanctuary" celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Arctic
National Wildlife Refuge. The exhibition is presented in
collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in an effort
to draw national attention to the refuge.
Arctic Sanctuary: Meet the Artists
Wednesday, April 25,7 p.m., $12 member, $15 nonmember
Explore the majestic Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with
photographer Jeff Jones as he transports you to the diverse
habitats that make the refuge the most species-rich conservation
area in the circumpolar north. Jones will share photographic
techniques he used to capture these stunning landscapes. Following
the program, enjoy a special showing of the "Arctic Sanctuary"
photography exhibition and a book signing where Jones will be
joined by his coauthor, Laurie Hoyle. To learn more, visit www.dmns.org. Space is limited.
About the Artist
Wilderness landscape photographer Jeff Jones began his pursuit
of photography 25 years ago. His keen understanding of the natural
world, coupled with decades of experience in remote backcountry and
wilderness areas, form the foundation for his exceptional landscape
photography. His works-from sweeping vistas to close-up
abstracts-reveal his respect for and endless fascination with
landscapes. With a primary focus on wilderness areas and shared
public lands, he has photographed a number of national parks,
including Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon. As an active
environmentalist, Jones follows in the American tradition of
raising public awareness of wilderness through art, and his work
has supported numerous art and environmental organizations. His
traveling exhibitions include "A Wilderness Worth Saving" and
"Future of Sequoias: Sustaining Parklands in the 21st Century." His
work is shown in traveling exhibitions and at galleries and
museums. It is also part of private collections in Santa Fe,
Minneapolis, Fairbanks, and in Santa Barbara, his home base.
High Resolution Photos and Interviews Available Upon
Press Contact: Charlotte Hurley, Charlotte.Hurley@dmns.org
About the Denver Museum of Nature &
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Region's leading resource for informal science education. A variety
of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum
visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado,
Earth and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado
Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum,
or call 303-370-6000.
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through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.